Corning Optical Communications LLC, part Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, is providing the fiber optic network cabling and connectivity for the final presidential debate on Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee, will discuss foreign policy issues for 90 minutes with CBS’ Bob Schieffer serving as moderator.
The presidential debate will be aired on more than 10 major networks and covered by hundreds of media members, requiring a lightning-fast, high volume of bandwidth with proven connectivity. The final debate in the 2008 presidential election was watched by 56.5 million viewers, with a similar size audience expected to watch this year’s final debate.
“Corning has stepped up to the plate and has brought forward a fantastic and cutting-edge solution for our debate infrastructure,” said Chris Boniforti, Lynn University chief information officer. “This will permit us to run network equipment at 10GB speed and allow us to take advantage of high-speed networking equipment. We are really excited that this same key infrastructure will get re-used by our students after the debate. This is a wonderful partnership, and we are excited about our future with Corning.”
“Corning is honored to be a critical part of this historic event, and we are confident that Lynn University will have the high-performing network it needs for the debate to be an enormous success,” said Stuart Hoiness, senior vice president, Enterprise Networks, Corning Optical Communications. “The future-proof reliability and bandwidth potential of this infrastructure should serve the campus well for many years to come.”
To meet the demand for more bandwidth, Corning has installed its LANscape® Solutions. The new fiber optic network will remain after the debate for the university to use. The network includes FREEDM® One indoor/outdoor fiber optic cable, newly designed Closet Connector Housings, UniCam® field-installable no-epoxy/no-polish connectors, and a UniCam® Connector Installation toolkit.
Corning has become an industry leader in expanding the communications capabilities in large venues such as M&T Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, and for events such as Super Bowl XLVI, CTIA WIRELESS 2012, and multiple venues associated with the 2012 Democratic and Republican national conventions.
For additional information on Corning Optical Communications products and services, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States; or (+1) 828-901-5000, international; or visit the website at www.corning.com/opcomm.
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Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.